559 Ex-Boko Haram Fighters Graduate From FG Rebirth Programme

About 559 repentant Boko Haram members have graduated from the Federal Government’s de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and re-integration (DRR) programme.

The DRR programme was established by the Federal Government in 2015 to reduce the sourge of book haram fighter as well reintegrate them into the society.

The repentant members took an oath of allegiance to the Federal Government during the event which was held at weekend in Gombe State.

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Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Joseph Maina disclosed that more than one thousand ex-Boko Haram fighters have graduated from the programme and reintegrated into society.

Hear him: “Since September 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari established the Operation Safe Corridor to encourage willing and repentant Boko Haram members to surrender and go through a well-structured rehabilitation and deradicalisation and reintegration programmes.

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“Since the DRR camp became fully operational, a total of 1,070 ex-combatants have gone through the programme and have been reintegrated into society.

“Another set of 559 class will graduate from the programme and will be reintegrated into their communities.”

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Adeyemi Yekini, a Maj. Gen who represented Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, asked the repentant Boko Haram members to appreciate and reciprocate the confidence reposed in them as “worthy beneficiaries of our DDR programme.”

“As you turn to your communities for your integration stage, I urge you all to brace up for the challenges ahead.

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